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The Old Man of Storr

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Unlike other popular places in Scotland, this is actually not a tourist trap. Yes, there are very many tourists, but it’s not a trap. As in: it’s worth it! The climb is relatively... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unlike other popular places in Scotland, this is actually not a tourist trap. Yes, there are very many tourists, but it’s not a trap. As in: it’s worth it! The climb is relatively easy, although a bit strenuous. There’s one exception though: a portion of rocks and mud (unless there’s been no rain for a while, which is not very... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant climb. The hard work is worth it for the spectacular views. Be sure to wander off the main paths and follow some of the smaller trails which lead to some valleys and amazing views. It felt like a scene from the lord of the rings walking through the valley.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First. The weather was typical West Coast Scottish weather, windy and rainy. DRESS for the weather, waterproof head to toe, and you'll have an incredible experience. We hiked as far as the last plateau up to the Old Man, for safety purposes my wife and I weren't going to 'ascend' given the rain and wind. It truly felt like another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loads of people, but still some amazing views. Not too challenging if you don't go too far up. Nice walking paths made to make going up easier.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fog was rolling in as we reached the rock formation known as the Old Man of Storr. We knew we had no time left, so we snapped a few shots from the road. They turned out eerie and cool. It's a photo op to me, conveniently next to the road. Why not stop?

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sadly my much anticipated visit was spoiled by the rain. I really wanted to explore the area thoroughly but the low cloud and rain didn't let me. From what I saw it was lovely, just wish I saw more. If its a cloudy day please make plans to do something else. I will be back, and I will see the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely a must see! It's not that strenuous but will make you work and hike up to a beautiful view. Be aware of slippery ground when it's wet. Recommend hiking shoes. There are several paths to take. We recommend taking different paths going up and down so you can enjoy different views. We had our lunch with us and enjoyed... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early to avoid the brigade who scuttle their way up to the old man in a variety of interesting footwear carrying cardboard coffee cups which they add to the scenery when they realise that A: it's a steep pull up B: it's raining and the Premier Inn brolley you pinched has blown inside out so head back down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long climb but worth it for the view. We did not go all the way to the top as very windy and finding the climb hard. Keep to the right hand path as climb up as we took the left and had to turn back wrong way. Limited parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

iconic Isle of Skye feature.......moderately strenuous hike but great views of the rocks and the ocean.........

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